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Cantina Laredo - Nashville
Cantina Laredo - Nashville

Cantina Laredo - Nashville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinalaredo.com
  • Phone: (615) 259-9282
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Trey Cioccia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Collier (615) 259-9282

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Division Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Cantina Laredo - Nashville
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. We offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Follow on Twitter Become a fan on FacebookContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Our food was delicious, our server was very nice and attentive, and the room was quiet enough so that we could carry on a conversation easily. The tableside guac was a nice touch and was very good!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Not the traditional entrees, and that is a Good Thing. My chicken entree was outstanding. Margarita was Only OK though I am not a connoisseur"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food is great, extremely fresh. Happy hour is pretty good too. The service just needs to step it up a bit, we were left alone for far too long in between her stops."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "They do have valet, but it isn't directly in front of the restaurant. The pineapple margaritas are delicious. Great service and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "All ingredients we fresh and delicious. Guacamole prepared at table (so you know it's fresh and not from some earlier prepared vat). Excellent crispy chips and great salsas. Beef was very good in fajita (along with chicken). Sides dishes were very good. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife and I took a dear friend to dinner at Cantina Laredo. The margaritas were spectacular and very well-made, the chips were fresh and hot, and dinner was very good. Wait staff is courteous and attentive....we had a great experience and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Celebrated our daughters 21st birthday with some Belmont girlfriends and had a great time! Service and food was awesome Valet is a great help with Nashville parking"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent as were the drinks!! Not to mention the great attentive staff!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As always, the dining experience was great. However, due to the present construction in the area, the outdoor seating proved to be a very noisy place to be as cement trucks and other large vehicles passed right by the restaurant on a constant basis. This is temporary I'm sure, and I wouldn't let this stop me from visiting again. But until construction is complete, best sit indoors."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Best margaritas in Nashville. The food was great as well."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "It was very loud. We were there with a 10 person party and they put us in a room with two other large parties and only two waiters for all parties. Which cause a lot of our party to have the wrong food delivered and our drink not refilled in an appropriate amount of time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly by our server Kari & asked which margarita she'd recommend &were stunned when she said she wouldn't recommend any because she didn't like tequila. Our appetizers made it out before our drinks and then our frozen mango margarita was not so frozen as much as it was liquid. We decided to ask Kari for a few recommendations on food including how the crab enchiladas were and she proceeded to tell us didn't like any crab other than MD crab. Our food was good; however Kari ended up grabbing our checks and said "ladies I'm out but y'all can stay as long as youd like. Finally we were greeted by Chef Joe and expressed our concerns. He apologized and encouraged us to come back after making menu & drink suggestions."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The table side guacamole is the best! All dishes I have tried have been outstanding though I prefer enchiladas with shredded vs ground beef. Atmosphere is very nice, service first class. A little pricey."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Delicious , Father's Day lunch was great. Variety was great , Evans our server was so nice and very good. Food was better than expected chicken and steak fajaitas were delicious along with table side guac. Dessert wow very impressive for a Mexican restaurant. We will be back. Must try for those who are looking for outdoor upscale Mexican food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We met some friends for dinner. I had made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. The made-at-your-table guacamole is a must order. Fresh and tasty. All the food was yummy and we had a great time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My wife and I had been there before and remember the restaurant being pretty good. This time it was ok. The server seemed rushed and the margaritas are way over priced for what you get. Average price about $12.00. My food was actually pretty good and came out hot and fairly quick. The portions were good size. My wife is a picky eater and was satisfied with her meal. The noise level is a bit high but the crowd was largely young professionals given it was a Friday night. The price of the food was fair enough but on the high side for a medics restaurant. overall we had a nice time, it is worth giving a try. SAVVYEATER"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had the sweet/spicy margarita (forget the name, mango pepper perhaps) which was AMAZING. Had the special of bacon wrapped shrimp which was perfect. Definitely get the tableside guacamole. Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Nice place but waitress stayed and stayed and talked too incredibly long. Felt Like she was dining with us. Ruined the while dining experience there! Completely have us her Nd her boyfriends life story. Why they moved to tenn etc etc. sooo much for an intimate dinner for two without kids!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The only dissatisfaction I had was with the drinks, I ordered the new advertised drinks called Sorbet Summer in the Blood Orange Berry Rita. When the drink was brought to my table it looked nothing like the illustrated picture of the drink. There should have been two round scopes, one Orange and one Berry of sorbet. There was only one log looking scope that looked like it had been dug out with a spoon. The drink itself was supposed to be red but it was mango color, there were no garnish on top and the glass was a wine and not a margarita glass. When I brought it to their attention, they gave me excuses why it did not look like the picture and admitted they were not capable of making the drink correctly."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had a fantastic time at Cantina Laredo. Food was so fantastic I couldn't believe it. I split the combination fajitas with my date and we both left full and happy! While the restraint experience was great, what happened after was completely unnecessary and frustrating. The reservation service, "Open Table," emailed me the next night to inform me that I had missed my reservation. Their email had a chastising tone and being emailed two more times was just a nuisance to me. Obviously there is some very poor communication between the restaurant staff and this reservation/review service. I have never been emailed after I dined ANYWHERE and frankly it left a bad taste in my mouth. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "A bit pricey but the food was good and decent sized portions."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. Nice to have valet parking."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "As a NYC foodie, I was thrilled with the Nashville Mexican experience. Food was wonderful. Fish tacos, skinny lime margerita, and the chocolate brownie dessert was worth every decadent calorie! I would pass on the tres leches next time. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Sorry to say that the quality we used to expect from Cantina Laredo was not there on our last visit.. The guacamole is still great but the other entree selections were not as fresh as we have come to expect. We are very sad to report this as this has been one of our favorite spots for Mexican food."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Finally! Found good Mexican food in Tennessee! The Margeritas were good too."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was good; especially the salsas and chips. The service was pushy. We were celebrating our anniversary and the waitress kept rushing us to order our entrée (we had just started the drinks and appetizers!). We came extra early (5PM) so we could have extra time and there were very few people in the restaurant (therefore, should have been no rush to turn over our table). No mention was made of anniversary, despite having specified in reservation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great experience at Cantina Laredo! We have been several times and always have a great meal with great service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was my husband and my third visit. We brought my brother and sister-in-law. She had just buried her 89-year-old dad that day, so it was a time of good food and reflection, which is what we got. We weren't distracted by undercooked food or a slow wait staff. Everything went perfectly and I'm glad Cantina's was the place we chose. We will be back and will probably bring others with us"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My first time with a client who made the suggestion due to her food allergies (gluten free choices.) We decided to try the Ahi Tuna mini tacos as an appetizer and were blown away at the flavor. I never thought of trying any type of fish on a taco before since it sounded horrible to me, but I would gladly order these appetizers as a main meal. The rest of the food was good as well, but the appetizer was by far my favorite. All of our order had a very fresh taste and appearance. I've already made several recommendations to friends and coworkers to check out this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Our service was excellent and the food was delicious. The table side prep of Guac. was impressive and we were able to eliminate items we did not want. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I had lunch at Cantina Laredo. It was our first visit and I had read mixed reviews. It was absolutely wonderful. The sign says gourmet Mexican food and it lived up to it. The house margaritas were very generous and good! Our meals were the best Mexican food we have ever had--the chicken fajitas and crabmeat enchilada. We also had the guacamole made at the table, which was made to our preference and was delicious--and more than enough for two people to share. We will return to Cantina Laredo and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the ambiance upscale at this sophisticated Mexican restaurant in the hot "Gulch" area of Nashville. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food was great. We had the 2 different salsas they bring out with the chips. Both great. We also ordered queso Laredo which was incredible. Food was full of taste. Service was good. Waitress and hostess were extremely friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our first time at Cantina Laredo was excellent. Our server was very personable, very helpful, and our food was very good. We will be back, no question about it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I read the reviews before going recently and was thinking service and turn around times could be issues. I don't know what they are talking about. We had great service, the food was excellent and the turn around times as expected. Enjoy, we did."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took 40 minutes to get a drink once seated at a table. Waiter brought appetizers that were cold and no salsa. Won't go back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The waitress really struggled! It took 15 min to get our first cocktail. Everything was slow. I'm all about not being rushed but it was bad. Instead of moving from person to person, she would reach across in front of your face to place plates and clear table. The food and margaritas were fabulous if you can tolerate the service! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I have been to Cantina Laredo before and had a great experience so we decided to go back with a few friends for my husband's birthday. This was by far some of the worst service I've ever had at a restaurant. It took our server 30 minutes to bring out our margaritas that we ordered right away. Then it took another hour to get our food. We had to get up from the table twice to try and flag down our server for a refill on water. We were so full from eating chips and salsa that by the time our food came, we weren't even hungry. Our server never even apologized for the delay. He also never offered dessert or anything which is disappointing considering the special occassion. Will NOT go back for a while, if ever."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Recently the service has taken a real turn in the wrong direction. Last night it took three attempts to get a simple margarita correct. That should never happen in an "upscale" Mexican restaurant. Salsa bowls empty for long periods, servers standing around chatting with each other. The food is still above average, but service needs to improve. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Everyone in our group of 11 enjoyed their meal. Our table was ready for us upon arrival. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014